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Marta Farevaag is an urban planning professional with 40 years’ experience. As the planning principal of PFS Studio for 30 years, she has been involved in planning, project management and public consultation on many complex, multidisciplinary projects. Her particular areas of interest are cultural landscapes, campus plans and heritage planning. Areas of expertise involve design guidelines, land use planning, heritage resource planning, programming public space, commercial area revitalization, park and open space conceptual master planning, and public consultation processes. She regularly works on multidisciplinary teams addressing land use and urban design assignments. Planning for heritage buildings, sites and landscapes has been a core part of Marta’s planning practice. She has been the planner on master plans and landscape plans for a number of National Heritage Sites, including Rideau Hall, the Central Experimental Farm and Parliament Hill in Ottawa. She was chair of the Vancouver Heritage Foundation for seven years and served on the board for nine years. In addition to her work on several key heritage landscapes in Ottawa, Marta was also part of the project team for a 2003 commemorations study for the NCC, and served on the 2012 jury for the War of 1812 Monument, now sited on Parliament Hill. As the PFS Studio team planner, she worked on the redevelopment of Lansdowne Park in Ottawa, which was recognized by the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects as the best landscape design in 2016. Marta has taught courses and provided critiques in the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of British Columbia (UBC). She is a fellow of the Canadian Institute of Planners, and holds a Master of Arts from the School of Community and Regional Planning at UBC.

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